From Diet Prescription to Nourishing Meals


In this two-day workshop - designed for Registered Dietitians and Culinary Professionals - hear the latest science while learning new cookingtechniques like flavor-building. Gain expertise to guide breast cancer and other survivors in choosing and preparing healing foods and a health-promoting diet. Participants will learn food preparation techniques for creating therapeutic meals that appeal to an individual’s taste preferences. Through creative classroom, hands-on, and eating experiences, the group will learn to:

  • Define culinary translation and its role in integrative nourishment for cancer care.
  • Describe metabolic conditions that influence cancer risk, such as inflammation and insulin resistance.
  • Describe the current evidence for commonly recommended anti-cancer diets.
  • Identify key concepts for including food as an element in the treatment plan for a person with cancer.
  • Describe eight principles of health supportive food selection.
  • Define flavor-building and describe the potential for this technique to provide culinary and physiological benefits.
  • Develop eating plans to improve quality of nutritional intake by patients facing eating and dietary challenges.

"The workshop was the perfect blend of evidence-based research and culinary expertise. Being able to teach patients how to use their 'kitchen as a pharmacy' to manage side effects of chemo makes the patient feel empowered." -Andrea Santella, RD, CSO, LDN


The workshop will take place Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8:15am - 5:15pm & Sunday, March 5, 2017, 8:30am - 5:00pm at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, located at 1632 U St. NW Washington, D.C.

Our Faculty

Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND, Nutrition Advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)

Ruth Fehr, MBA, CHHC, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Health Supportive Chef, Founder/President of Culinary Solutions

Laura Pole, RN, MSN, OCNS, Chef, Director of Nourishment Programs for Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

Continuing Education

Application for continuing education credits will be made to the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).


The registration fee is $485 and includes all materials, CE credits, breakfast, mid-morning snacks, and a late lunch on Saturday and Sunday. 

The deadline for registration is Wednesday, February 15, 2017. All fees should be paid by this deadline. Cancelled registrations received prior to February 15, 2017,  will receive a full refund for the training minus a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after February 15, 2017.

Online registration has closed. Please call 202.483.8600 or contact Kiersten Gallagher at for information on late registration.  

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